Alec Salt

Alec Salt was Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University Medical School in St Louis for over 37 years. At the end of September his position there will end as a result of his failure to comply with a recent Washington University Covid vaccine mandate. We are currently in the process of moving the lab to Turner Scientific, a private facility in Jacksonville, Illinois that specializes in physiologic and pharmacokinetic studies of the inner ear. We anticipate great things there!

This website is not associated in any way with Washington University.

This link is to Alec's Salt's Washington University Web Page

This link is to Alec Salt's Current List of Publications from NCBI

This link to to Alec Salt's Orcid profile, which includes education, training and background information

But you can't work in research without the help of staff and colleagues. Credit is due to lab members:-

  Jared Hartsock

  Ruth Gill

Mentors in the past include:

Dr. David Aidley, University of East Anglia, UK. Taught me physiology and biophysics, an important foundation for my career.

Dr. Phyllis Stopp, University of Birmingham, UK. Ph.D Supervisor, patient and supportive.

Dr. Teruzo Konishi, NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. Post Doc that taught me the best techniques for working in the ear.

Dr. Ruediger Thalmann, colleague and collaborator for years. Taught me grantsmanship.

Dr. Stefan Plontke, initially a German medical resident but now Charman of ENT at Halle, Germany. Long time collaborator.

Credit also to:

 Apple Computer

While living in Raleigh, NC in 1978, I bought this Apple II computer. It was one of the first available at the time, costing about $1000 with Integer Basic (no floating point) and 16K of memory.  In those days, programming microcomputers was a "hobby" and I spent a lot of time doing it. Computer programming became an important part of my career.